Saturday, January 21, 2012

Who said "An artist cannot do anything slovenly."?

Jane Austen did! Gee, I hope that doesn't mean I can't write in my pajamas!


From Wikipedia: Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. 


A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Jane Austen


A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. - Jane Austen



Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. - Jane Austen


Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. - Jane Austen


The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. - Jane Austen

Love these quotes! Which is your favorite? Favorite Jane Austen novel? Or favorite movie versions of Pride and Prejudice?  1940 with Laurence Olivier  1995 Colin Firth or 2005 with Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy?  I have to go with 1995 though it's been a long time since I've seen the 1940 movie.

1 comment:

JL Walters said...

Colin Firth wins hands down. I have the entire A&E CD and watch it about once a year.